Another story, that happened in 2010, includes a zoo in China which allowed eleven of its Siberian tigers to die of starvation. Their reason was that the animal’s food was too expensive, so they couldn’t afford it (Carr,2012). In addition, the animals also suffer from medical conditions and usually the zoos won’t bring them to vets or treat them, instead they would let them die (Wild Animals Do Not Make Good Pets, 2016). In an article in 2010, an undercover investigator filmed what he saw at the Tweddle Farm Zoo in England. In the zoo he found dead untreated animals left in their cages and when he took their rabbits to the vet he found that most of them had infections because they weren’t cared for (“10 facts about zoos”, 2010).
One example is that some animals can get a disease called zoochosis and it is shocking what zoos will do when trying to hide it. For instance, “As Dr Keith Lindsay, a biologist with more than 30 years of experience in elephant research and conservation, has said, these are symptoms of “pathological, stereotypical behaviour that is common with disturbed animals in captivity, but which is never seen in the wild”. There are also cases of animals being given antidepressants to hide their unhappiness from visitors. In 2015 Auckland Zoo euthanised a gibbon, Iwani, because he was “severely depressed” and the zoo admitted they could not meet his welfare needs.”(An unnatural environment)This is significant because it shows that when zoos commit wrongs and take problems into their own hands it most often ends up worse.The amount of aquarium animals especially that have behavioral defects is very large and so are the consequences A study made by Captive Animals Protection Society proved that animals living in the water also suffer from this mental detrimention. This study also shows that 90% of the animals in the zoo have gotten this illness.
Circus animal abuse is a problem that people should be aware of because the animals are harmed, the animals are not taken care of, and they have a higher chance of developing health problems. We can solve this problem by making people more aware of this abuse by signing petitions, creating signs, and educating young ones. Before you think about going to the circus, consider what the animals in the circus have to go through in order to entertain you. For example, circus trainers use sharp metal hooks called bullhooks to hit animals. “The elephant learns that compliance with commands adverts a painful stab or strike.” (Rockwell 7).
Most still has animal acts, although some of them have eliminated these shows. Most still has animal acts, although some of them have eliminated these shows. For me, animals, together with a good clown, is the heart of the circus. For me, animals, together with a good clown, is the heart of the circus. Every trained elephant, dog, and large cat fascinate me.
So they believe that is a better benefit to risk an animal life than a human life. The World Medical Association Declare of Helsinki states that human trials should be preceded by tests on animals. But the real truth is that the drugs that they use on the animals aren’t necessary safe for us , for example the 1950s sleeping pill thalidomide, which caused 10,000 babies to be born with severe deformities. Scientist tries it on pregnant mice, rats, guinea pigs, cats, and hamsters, but it did not result in birth defects unless the drug was administered at extremely high doses. In conclusion animals testing should not be done because animals are like human beings, they feel, they live, they eat so why would we want to kill animals for any type of testing when we could try it on a human being that might want to let the scientist try it on them.
Animal rights activists argue that it is inhumane to house animals in inadequate habitats and are upset that many species that aren’t considered endangered are being held in zoos around the world. Zoo advocates argue for the conservation and research of endangered species, and thoroughly work to benefit different species and keep them healthy. Both arguments base their reasoning off of varying ideas, animals rights activists address the physical downfalls of animals in captivity, how it is nearly impossible to perfectly recreate an animals natural habitat, and the abuse of animals in captivity. Zoo advocates argue that the conservation and research of endangered species is necessary to keep them from extinction, they fight for humane treatment of animals around the world and work hard to show the real problem in today’s environment. Endearing Emotions As you can imagine, stories of animal abuse and the destruction of natural habitats around the world cultivate a strong emotional foundation that drives many people’s
The constant boredom Happy experiences not only causes stress but in some cases causes aggression. Aggression is something wild elephants only exhibit when a member of their herd is in danger. The fact that Happy sometimes acts in fits of rage shows that she believes that she is in danger (Tullis). Along with aggression, the constant stress that Happy is under causes neurotic behavior. “As much as 85 percent (of elephants in zoos), according to a 2013 study by the Honolulu Zoo -- develop disturbing neurotic behaviors, such as repetitive swaying and head-bobbing” (Tullis) The Bronx Zoo tries to argue that Happy does not have any of these characteristics, yet on numerous occasions former employees claim to have seen her exhibit these behaviors.
Many Americans believe that elephant poaching is decreasing each year, however, the population statistics continue to worsen. In Using Poaching Levels and Elephant Distribution to Assess the Conservation Efficacy of Private, Communal and Government Land in Northern Kenya, researchers write, “Over-hunting of wild animals is a primary driver of species decline.” (Festus W. Ihwagi et al.) While humans can be a positive influence by depleting certain animals where overpopulation is a concern, they also contribute a lot of harm. According to Early Age Reproduction in Female Savanna Elephants (Loxodonta Africana) After Severe Poaching, Owens, M. J. and D. Owens write that in 1970, Africa had an estimated 1.3 million elephants on the savannah. By
Hundreds of animals are being hurt everyday, but that can be stopped by eliminating animal testing.The Animal Welfare Act does not cover rats, mice, fish, or birds which are 95% of those animals are being used. Over 115 million dogs, cats, rabbits, and other mammals suffer and die every year, from animal testing. Although some people might say that animal experiments have contributed to many life saving treatments, animal testing should not be used, because it is unreliable, expensive and inhumane. Some people might say that some animals are similar to humans in many ways; however, most are not which is why animal experiments are unreliable. According to the article from NCBI ¨Laboratory procedures and conditions exert influences on animals’ physiology and behaviors that are difficult to control and that can ultimately impact research outcomes¨ (Beauchamp).
Obviously, it affects the animals themselves, because they are the ones being treated badly. For example, with animal testing, the poor animals are being tortured to death to make sure HUMANS don’t get cancer, birth defects, etc. The fact that people think it is okay to put these possibly harmful chemicals into innocent living creatures is ridiculous! “Humane Society International estimates that 100,000–200,000 animals suffer and die every year due to cosmetic testing. In these tests, the animals have chemicals forced down their throats, into their eyes and onto their shaved skin in order to document their reaction to ensure the safe use for humans” (Zuazua 2017).
It is also shown in the study that, "[...] populations have decreased by seventy percent because of human-elephant conflict" ("Why World Elephant"). In the circus habitat, elephants are not taught how to care for themselves like the ones in the wild are. Because they are taken care of for so long by humans, they can not live on their own in the wild. If the elephants are released after being captivated for entertainment, they will die from not knowing what to do. The AWA does not enforce the humane animal rights, and that results in populations
Bittman believe this law does not regulate the farm. It gives farm more power to abuse animal. In my opinion, I found ag-gag law is inhumane to farm animals. It is also a set back and disgraceful for journalist. Farm animals deserve the right that slaughterhouses applies.
This shows it is dangerous to transport these animals. Many deaths of elephants occur in the circuses. Ringling Bros. was charged with violations of the Animal Welfare Act after the circus forced Kenny, a three year old elephant, to perform even thought the animal was obviously sick. A veterinarian checking on the elephants that same day said he “should remain in the barn,” an hour after Kenny’s last performance, he passed away. Circus owners care about fame and fortune, not about the health of the
They don’t think the holding pens and pastures are safe for horses anymore. Due to that there’s not much people wanting to buy horses anymore. Hay is getting pricier and they aren’t sure if they can care for the horses anymore. One worker said he’s found a solution. The solution is to use fertilitycontrol drugs on mares.
The chances of you dieing from captive animals are miniscule compared to those of falling down the stairs. Animal rights activists are known to have made up false claims about “public safety” just to free the animals. “If it is illegal for businesses to advertise and sell products using misleading and fraudulent claims, why is it OK for legislators and lobbyists to introduce, gain public support and pass bills using fraudulent claims they can’t back up with facts?” (REXANO 5). There is a factor most people do not consider when getting any pet (mainly exotic), Disease. It comes in all animals but disease is probably the predominant way that humans are harmed by any animal.